Dish Network Makes $5.15B Bid for Clearwire

NEW YORK — Satellite TV provider Dish Network is offering to buy wireless network operator Clearwire — which agreed to sell itself to Sprint in December — for $3.30 per share, or $5.15 billion. Clearwire Corp. said it will discuss the unsolicited offer with Dish. However Sprint, which owns 51 percent of Clearwire, said it […]

Samsung Takes CES by Storm

Samsung has unveiled a slew of smart TVs and related technologies at the 2013 CES, being held this week in Las Vegas. They include a redesigned Samsung Smart Hub TV center; S-Recommendation Technology; advanced Smart Interaction technology; motion control; and the Samsung Allshare content-sharing software. Television sets unveiled by the Korean electronics giant include three […]

Wal-Mart to meet with Biden on guns

WASHINGTON – Representatives from Wal-Mart will meet with Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday to discuss gun policy, after initially declining the administration’s invitation because of a scheduling conflict. Read more from the original source…

Linux Mint 14 Is a Breath of Fresh Air

Linux Mint 14, released in December and dubbed the “Nadia” version, is loaded with a horde of improvements to all four of its desktop environments. It is not usually necessary to grab every new release to a distro, but Nadia is a significant upgrade to an evolving Linux OS. This one is a keeper. The […]

Moving to the Front Office

For a long time, many people have been predicting the demise of ERP, and while I share those sentiments, demise takes many forms. The one we all understand well is the crash-and-burn variety, but that’s not the only and perhaps not even the predominant approach. The crash is at best the final step. Humpty Dumpty […]

The Steady Drumbeat of the Global M-Commerce Revolution

The next-gen e-commerce player is globally minded and logistically savvy, with an eye firmly fixed on the opportunities presented by mobile. If you think this sounds like Amazon, you’re right. However, it also applies to countless other etailers and service providers positioning themselves for growth in 2013. The face of e-commerce has changed. It is […]

Amazon’s Big Wheels Keep on Rollin’

Amazon’s stock price reached an all-time high of $268.98 per share on Monday — a far far cry from its debut at $16 per share 16 years ago. The stock was off only slightly on Tuesday, closing at $266.38. The company’s share price has been steadily climbing. Monday’s spike of 4 percent followed an upgrade […]

Official merchandise vendor among inaugural committee donors

WASHINGTON — A Rhode Island marketing company that served as the merchandise vendor for President Obama’s reelection campaign and is playing the same role for his second inaugural committee is among the half a dozen corporations helping finance the festivities Jan. 21, when Obama will be publicly sworn in as president for a second time. […]

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